[Kensington 15 July 1842]
I was once speaking to Mr Fonblanque of my disinclination to trouble your Lordship when Premier with a request to lay my tragedy of the Legend of Florence before her Majesty, & he told me that he was sure your goodnature would not have been displeased with it. This is the reason why I now venture to ask whether /there is any etiquette or other [illegible word] which the like/ a similar kindness /would/ might be done the accompanying little poem, /supposing that no etiquette/ supposing no etiquette to stand in the way of it. I have no fear of being supposed by your Lordship to approach one who is no longer Premier, with less respect than when he was in power. I would even venture to say, if the mode of testifying it was not so free a one, that it is in a
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